After four games on Saturday to start Bowl Season 2013-14, where two were close finishes and two were not, the action continued into today where we all watched an afternoon NCAA football game instead of going to work lol.
Colorado State held off Washington State in the early game on Saturday, 48-45. Washington State collapsed after having jumped out to a 21-10 lead in the opening quarter as Col. State won the Gildan New Mexico Bowl.
Number 25 USC ended their tumultuous season on a positive note by handily defeating Fresno State, 20-45. USC did the majority of their scoring in the first half, picking up 14 points in the opening quarter and adding 21 in the second quarter as they went on to win the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl.
San Diego State beat up on the Buffalo BULLS (not Bills lol, but Buffalo Bulls), 49-24 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl, this was the other game that was not close at all. San Diego State was the third team to put up 21 points in the same quarter. USC did it in their game and Washington State did it in theirs.
The only other game that was close, had a bit of everything to it. Louisiana-Lafayette built up a 14-0 lead against Tulane but it didn’t last long. Tulane responded with 14 points in the second quarter and LA-Lafayette responded with seven more, also in the second quarter. LA-Lafayette went on to a 24-21 victory after Tulane attempted a 49-yard field goal attempt and missed slight left.
For the first time I can recall, there was NCAA football on a Monday afternoon. Ohio taking on East
Carolina Pirates in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl St. Petersburg.
A battle of two underrated quarterbacks is coming to Tropicana Field. East Carolina is led by Shane Carden, the #6 passer in FBS with 3,866 yards and 32 TDs. Ohio brings Tyler Tettleton (2,623 yards, 2TDs and a 7-5 team to St. Petersburg, Fla).
Fairly tight all the way through, the Pirates broke through in the fourth quarter, outscoring Ohio 20-3 and won the BoB Bowl 37-20. Ohio had their chances late with seven minutes to go and trailing by only seven but kept turning the ball over.
Tuesday night action has the Boise State (8-4) team playing Oregon State (6-6) in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. Game time is 8pm EST on ESPN.